This blueberry banana bread recipe is going to become your new favorite “go-to” recipe when that baking mood strikes!
I love this blueberry banana bread recipe because it’s the perfect combination of bananas and blueberries.
It’s a great recipe when fresh blueberries are in season. But even when they aren’t, you’ll love having this as part of your quick bread recipe arsenal!
First Came The Bananas…
I made this recipe after I had been traveling and came home to find ugly brown bananas on my kitchen counter.
Like most people who have very ripe bananas, I thought about doing a little baking!
I figured the easiest thing to do was to make my favorite banana bread recipe, but then I looked outside and noticed that my blueberry bushes were covered in ready-to-eat juicy blueberries!
This sweet bread is a combination of a classic banana bread recipe with the addition of fresh berries. You can also use frozen blueberries too.
Don’t you love it when you can take a classic recipe and turn it into your new recipe favorite?
Let’s Get Baking!
The best part? You probably have all of the ingredients in this blueberry bread in your pantry. You’ll need:
- All Purpose Flour
- White Sugar
- Extra Ripe Bananas
- Whole Egg
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
- Bread Pan
What makes this blueberry banana bread so moist is the addition of vanilla yogurt. I was tempted to add in a little lemon zest. Blueberries and lemon are such a nice flavor combination, I wonder if it might be good with the sweetness of banana flavor too?
I’ll give that experiment a go next time.
Oh! Did I mention the cinnamon sugar topping? That was a last-minute add to this delicious bread, but I think it might be the thing that takes it to 5-star rating status!
I took elements of my favorite banana bread, added fresh, picked blueberries from my garden and finished it off with a sweet sugar topping. It's quickly become a family favorite!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (I use OIKOS Triple Zero)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries (plus more for the top of the bread ) *see notes for using frozen berries
- additional 1 TBSP flour to toss with blueberries
- cinnamon sugar topping:
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed for about a minute until mixture is well blended.
- Add mashed banana, eggs, yogurt and vanilla; beat until blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine the 2 cups of flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add flour mixture to banana mixture, Beat at low speed just until moist.
- Place the blueberries in a separate bowl with 1 tablespoon of flour and toss to coat.
- Gently fold blueberries into the batter. Spoon batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in separate bowl. Sprinkle across top of bread batter.. Press additional blueberries into the top of the batter for decoration.
- Bake for an hour or so, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool the bread 10 minutes in pan then remove the bread from pan and let cool on wire rack.
Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in this recipe...however, your bread will likely be streaked blue since the frozen berries tend to be a bit juicy. Thaw berries before using.
This wonderful recipe is a great option for an easy breakfast, a summer potluck or as holiday gifts when baked as mini loaves.
I love sharing delicious recipes with friends and family, don’t you?
So, the next time you have mushy bananas and want to change up that good banana bread recipe, I hope you’ll give this best blueberry banana bread a try.
I love it served at room temperature with a little spread of butter, but I’ll let you sample a few slices to figure out the best way to enjoy one of your new favorite recipes!
And if banana or blueberry recipes are your thing, here are a few more of my recipes you might like to try!
From my kitchen to yours,